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Poster: spag Date: Nov 29, 2005 1:15am
Forum: etree Subject: help: 64kb.m3u VS. vbr.m3u

64kb.m3u VS. vbr.m3u

What's the difference and how do I know which to use?

Thanks,

eric

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Poster: xtifr Date: Nov 29, 2005 4:27am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: help: 64kb.m3u VS. vbr.m3u -- why no ogg.m3u?

The "64kb" list is the one linked to by the "Lo-Fi" streaming link, and the "vbr" list is the one linked to by the "Hi-Fi" streaming link. Which helps show that greenone's answer was, indeed, correct.

But I'd like to take this opportunity to ask, once again, for the Archive to add ogg.m3u lists. The ogg files are both higher quality AND smaller sized (using less bandwidth) than even the vbr mp3s. And there's a truly impressive list of players which support ogg these days (e.g. WinAMP std edition).

Here's the script I use currently to stream oggs. Note, this is designed for Linux and XMMS, but it should work with only minor editing on OS/X. But it also requires a few more steps than I'd really like. First, click on the Hi-Fi link (to download the list), then stop the player (to save the playlist as default), then run the script, then restart the player and click on play. It works, but it's a little tedious.

#!/bin/sh
cd ~/.xmms
rm -f xmms.m3u~
mv xmms.m3u xmms.m3u~
sed -e s/_vbr.mp3/.ogg/ xmms.m3u~ >xmms.m3u

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffgreenone Date: Nov 29, 2005 1:18am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: help: 64kb.m3u VS. vbr.m3u

64kb is really, really low quality. Between the two, go for the VBR if you value your music even slightly. :)